The GoSeeAWARDS are delighted to have RANKIN on board as the Head of the Jury. Rankin has been a part of the GoSee Family for quite some time, and he has always had the same strong capacity for enthusiasm and has been just as open for new things as the day we first met him. He is personally known for his natural and uninhibited photographic vision, for his precise analysis and his innovative ways of getting the job done – whether for a commission, an editorial or personal work. There are certainly not all too many photos he hasn’t seen or topics he hasn’t dedicated his time to with his camera.
Which makes him the perfect choice in our opinion to put your photos to the ultimate test and see if they’ve got what it takes. And a wonderful reference too, if you do find your way into his good graces and are deemed worthy in the eyes of our usual top-notch jury to make it onto the coveted shortlist as one of the 20 finalists.
Here’s an exclusive short interview with the star photographer for you on GoSee.NEWS :
What was BEAUTiful when you started your career? Boring and dull. The same thing again and again. Brands trying to make us feel like shit to make us buy stuff.
What is BEAUTY for you today?
Everything and everywhere. As a photographer, I’ve been gifted some very rose-tinted glasses.
Is BEAUTY a game?
It can be, but for a lot of people, it is a form of expression or a way of making yourself feel confident, or desired. Or it can be a way of protecting yourself. For some people, it’s about putting on a mask, and for some, it’s a pain in the arse!
What happened in between?
Thankfully, the world has begun to see beyond the beauty tropes and now sees the beauty of humanity.
Is there something of particular beauty you remember from the past? Why?
I’ve always loved the Queen’s hair. It has literally stayed the same for seventy years. That is dedication to an aesthetic.
Are men getting their fair share of beauty?
They are now, and they seem to love it.
What are you looking for?
The meaning of life!
Perhaps you can help him find what he is looking for or at least entertain him a bit along the way : Upload your photos now and show him what BEAUTY means to you …, and again : the crazier, the better.
The photographers on the shortlist will be invited to UPDATE-22-BERLIN (ticket value : EUR 300), where they will get the chance to meet several members of the jury in person. And who knows – Rankin might even have a minute or two to take a quick look at your work?
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